Gesellschaft für außerordentliche Zusammenarbeit e.V.
IEK (Instiutut Entwerfen und Konstruieren) der Leibniz Universität Hannover
Transition Town e.V.
A multifunctional mobile workshop space and social spaceship
In Hanover, many initiatives are active in the public space. In doing so, they repeatedly encounter the same hurdles. There is a lack of a basic and generally accessible infrastructure for city-shaping actions. Hannover therefore needs a mobile action tool. Together with seven of these initiatives, the Gesellschaft für außerordentliche Zusammenarbeit and the Leibniz Universität Hannover, endboss has planned and implemented a solution.
In a joint planning process, the needs of the various associations were recorded. The mobile should be as self-sufficient as possible at all locations and due to its multifunctionality support versatile event formats.
Thereby 4 central components were necessary:
At the same time, the mobile should be quickly deployable and deconstructable in one place as a plug&play, as well as draw attention to the actions as a visual highlight.
"Our brand new action mobile becomes a workshop, a mobile base station, a space developer and social spaceship."
The RAUMWAGEN is a 3.5-ton trailer that has normal TÜV approval on the road and whose shell is raised by four electric supports during the actions, turning the space van into a flying construction during the actions. Through the various functions integrated into the trailer, it is now used by various Innitiativen in Hannover. At the same time, it is now also the fastest temporary stage in the city with an inimitable recognition value. The illuminated shell, which generates visibility five meters above the actions, mirrors the complex supporting structure, as do all of its parts.
The RAUMWAGEN is based on a Tiny-House trailer with a surface of 6,00x2,44m. On it is mounted the substructure in the form of multiplex panels made of birch wood, in a bulkhead construction. These panels have been reduced to the essential load-bearing structure by a maximum number of cut-outs, thus achieving a significant weight saving. The storage space created by the bulkhead construction generates both in the floor a level for electronics, gas and water and in the sides space for kitchen, workshop, sound equipment and the like.
Above this substructure is a truss structure made of glulam, which is clad with polycarbonate double-webbed sheets. The shell is thus not only weight-wise but also visually lightweight. In daylight, the double-webbed sheets allow the supporting structure to shine through diffusely; in the dark, the entire shell can be illuminated in different ways from the inside.
Photos: China Hobson